Students from around the world will soon compete for a chance to take the wheel – metaphorically speaking – of UA's Cognitive and Autonomous Test, or CAT, vehicle.
Judges are particularly interested in seeing software that can be mathematically proven safe, said ECE graduate student Matthew Bunting.
Sprinkle has long been a vocal advocate for autonomous technology. For the past five summers he has led a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program that gives students the chance to pilot the CAT vehicle. He is also involved with UA Tech Parks' efforts to serve as a federal testing site for autonomous vehicles.